Crane Scales Safety
Eilon Engineering - Focused on Safety
All Eilon Engineering crane scale systems are designed with crane scales safety in mind. High quality aerospace steel and fatigue rated designs ensure both crane scales safety and the peace of mind of the operator. Each load cell body is proof tested and designed with a 5:1 safety factor. Easy to use indicators and built in overload notifications help to add a layer of safety to any lifting operation.
For over 45 years Eilon Engineering has designed overload protection and load monitoring systems for a variety of industries. From the coordination of super-heavy, multiple crane operations at a shipyard, to the monitoring of flying harnesses at Cirque du Soleil, our load cells can be found protecting personnel as well as infrastructure. Companies from nearly all industries have added load monitoring systems to their operations. Taking advantage of their small size and affordability to add critical overload protection to older lifting equipment, customers have revitalized established operations. A crane scale turns any crane or hoist into a high accuracy scale. Increase efficiency while increasing safety.
Safety Above All
Any time a load is lifted, whether it be with a hoist or a crane, there is the potential for overload. Crane scales are a critical tool for adding safety in a variety of industries. Industries that do a lot of lifting or that move heavy loads can benefit the most from the installation of telemetry dynamometers. Designed for installation directly onto existing cranes, radio crane scales provide highly accurate measurements of the load as it is being lifted. Having such real-time weight information makes it easy to verify that loads are within the capabilities of the lifting equipment.
One of the primary means by which radio crane scales can contribute to safety is by providing overloads detection. Overloading a crane or other lifting equipment can have serious consequences, including equipment failure, structural damage, and injury to personnel. Wireless crane scales help prevent overloads by providing accurate weight measurements during lifting which makes it possible to easily detect if the load is approaching the safe working load of the equipment. The crane operator can adjust the lift accordingly or choose not to lift the load at all, ensuring that the equipment is not put under undue stress or strain.
Precision Load Monitoring
In addition to prevention of overloads, wireless crane scales also contribute to safety by ensuring that loads are lifted and moved in a stable and secure manner. When lifting heavy or complex loads, it is critical to maintain stability and balance to prevent the load from shifting or tipping over. 150t ton crane scales achieve this by providing accurate weight information in real-time, helping the operator to adjust the lift as needed to maintain stability and prevent the load from shifting. This is particularly important in situations where loads are being lifted and moved with multiple cranes or in windy conditions, where the risk of instability is higher.
Safety and Efficiency
High performance crane scales can also increase safety by reducing the time required to complete lifting operations. Traditional weighing methods, such as using floor scales or weighbridges can be time-consuming and may require multiple personnel to complete. Crane scales, on the other hand, provide an efficient and accurate way to weigh loads any time they are being lifted, eliminating the need for additional personnel and reducing the time required to complete the task
Inspection and Safety
The small size and lightweight of radio or bluetooth scales make it easy to bring a high quality load measurement device to any site. Safety surveyors and inspectors around the world use crane scales to perform routine testing of all types of lifting equipment. Annual certification of lifting equipment generally requires proof load testing to identify any issues or problems that may need to be addressed. This can help prevent equipment failures and breakdowns, reducing the risk of injury or damage to property.
Compliance and Safety
Crane scales contribute to safety by providing a way to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards. Many industries, particularly those involved in heavy lifting and transport, are subject to strict regulatory requirements and standards regarding the safe handling and transportation of loads. Crane scales provide an accurate way to weigh loads and ensure that they are being handled in compliance with these requirements and standards. This can help prevent accidents, reduce the risk of liability, and improve overall safety and compliance within the industry.
Crane Scales for Safety by Eilon Engineering
Important Features for Crane Scales Safety
- Long battery life (between 2000 to 4000 hours of battery life) allows easy use of the crane scale in field conditions.
- Fatigue rated load cells (All Eilon Engineering crane scale bodies are fatigue rated) ensures a practically unlimited number of cycles while using the dynamometer scale, as long as the load cell is not overloaded.
- Long and reliable transmission range in the wireless scale models allows extra safety for the users as they can stand in a safe distance from the load cell.
- Wireless and bluetooth models are offered with an IP67 environmental resistance capability making them suitable for wet environments.
- All Eilon Engineering crane scale systems are offered with a market leading 5 year warranty providing peace of mind.
- Advanced multipoint capabilities with the use of our bluetooth or USB receivers - up to 200 load cells transmitting to one receiver and real time measurements are presented as a real time load map on tablets, mobile phones or laptops.